Myanmar: Protests Against the Coup Continue after Police Firing Kills 18

The protesters are still protesting on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. A day earlier, 18 people died in police firing on the protest against the coup. Meanwhile, a court has charged country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for allegedly spreading unrest.

However, Aung San Suu Kyi has not made any public appearance since the military coup on 1 February. She is in custody along with many leaders of the country. Earlier, during an appearance in the court, Suu Kyi was also charged with illegal import of communication equipment (radio set).

Court charged her with violating the Natural Disaster Law by breaking the Corona Virus Protocol. On Monday, court charged Suu Kyi under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code for spreading unrest. Security forces have arrested a large number of protesters following the military coup.

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Police also used stun grenades, tear gas shells to remove the protesters. The protesters are demanding the handing over of power to the elected government of the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

In Yangon, the protesters were trying to mobilize at the Ledan Center intersection when the police started chasing them from there. Police released tear gas shells on them. The protesters were running and trying to wash their face to avoid the impact of gas.

Myanmar Ambassador Kyaw Mo Tun, who raised his voice against Myanmar’s army in the Syrian nation, has been dismissed. He urged the world community to urgently restore the democratic system. He had also demandin stern action against military rule.